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4.00000645647261 out of 54.00000645647261 out of 54.00000645647261 out of 54.00000645647261 out of 54.00000645647261 out of 5 4.00 (102,223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Jordan Narrator: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wheel of Time Series Release Date: May 2004 ISBN: 9781593974558
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Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

When The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs—a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts— five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.

The Wheel of Time®
New Spring: The Novel
#1 The Eye of the World
#2 The Great Hunt
#3 The Dragon Reborn
#4 The Shadow Rising
#5 The Fires of Heaven
#6 Lord of Chaos
#7 A Crown of Swords
#8 The Path of Daggers
#9 Winter's Heart
#10 Crossroads of Twilight
#11 Knife of Dreams

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light

By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons
The Wheel of Time Companion

By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk
Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of NYPL Books for the Teen Age, 1992
  • Among longlisted titles for ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2003

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/17/2014

    " Not bad. Robert Jordan tends to go into too much details at points making sections drag on "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gwendolyn Bishop | 2/12/2014

    " Horrific. Complete and painfully obvious rip off of Tolkien. Poorly written. Almost no character development. Makes an intelligent reader want to gouge her eyes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/10/2014

    " i have started to read this a couple of times but put it down, now iam almost finished it and totally engrossed! its a pity it took quite a few chapters to get my interest to grow, looking forward to the next book in this series, now on the third book of this series and really enjoying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 1/31/2014

    " This entire series is out of control. I read the first 7 or 8 in high school and can't bring myself to finish. Too much boring detail! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clyde Kaufman | 1/30/2014

    " Excellent book. Intriguing story line and memorable characters. It makes you want to see what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Comeau | 1/30/2014

    " One of the best fantasy ever. This one sucks you in fast. One of those books you can read in a weekend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rik | 1/30/2014

    " An excellent introduction to the fantastic world that Robert Jordan created. I can't wait to reread the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 1/24/2014

    " Great story and great characters - action, tension, a worthy hero, mystery, and evil villains. Looking forward to the rest of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kym Collar | 1/20/2014

    " I liked the 1st book. It was fun, riveting, and I wanted to continue the story. Got slow after the 3rd or 4th book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Akohlsmith | 1/7/2014

    " if you have read lord of the rings you will find that you already know this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Sutter | 1/5/2014

    " It seems to early for me to tell. Knowing there is 13 more books at least, I feel the characters and story is interesting enough to keep going but it is not really propelling me forward as other stories have. I will keep reading to see what happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Magee | 12/24/2013

    " This is an interesting book; just be warned, you should be prepared for an incredibly long story arc if you mean to get into this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darryl | 12/15/2013

    " Moved a little slower than I had hoped, and there was a lot of environment description but, it was interesting and engaging enough to make me want to start the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory | 12/13/2013

    " Started off a little slow, but it set up a series that should be amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach Moss | 12/8/2013

    " Great start to a wonderful series! It is a must-read for fantasy lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Siminofsky | 10/11/2013

    " Very good read. Looking forward to many happy hours reading the other books in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Tallent | 4/14/2013

    " Excellent fantasy series! Ran through the first 6 books without any break! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serge Pierro | 4/1/2013

    " An epic tale if there ever was one. Decent story, but Jordan's writing is just too verbose at times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rhonda | 3/28/2013

    " too much like LOTR; and could not stick with it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zachariah Council | 1/28/2013

    " Made the mistake of listening to it on Book-on-tape. Fantasy novels sound ridiculous when read out loud. Not a bad story by the end though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 10/24/2012

    " Blij dat ik aan deze reeks begonnen ben. Spannend en veel humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marta | 8/22/2012

    " Finally finished...too many allusions to the Lord of the Rings and many lenghty passages. Well, I'll probably won't continue that story so soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Winters | 5/17/2012

    " Pretty long, but very well written. I true fantasy tale I'd recommend to anyone. It makes me think of the Lord of the Rings series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah K | 1/9/2012

    " Gripping!! A book that is so easy for me to get lost in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/16/2011

    " Everything that's great about this series (wonderful characters, interesting world-building) and everything that's annoying (the arbitrary withholding of information to build suspense, the ambiguous ending) are all here from the start. It's a long and bumpy road, but it's worth it so get started. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joelgeez | 5/17/2011

    " One of the most overrated books/series of all times.
    i found it derivative, predictable, not worth pursuing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 5/15/2011

    " I am a WOT fanatic. What else is there to say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willeke | 5/12/2011

    " First ever fantasy book I ever read and I'm still hooked :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 5/5/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, read it years ago and just re-read it recently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/5/2011

    " Really enjoying it so much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 5/4/2011

    " An excellent epoch fantasy world with rich characters and a complex world! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 5/3/2011

    " Starts off a little slow, then gains momentum until your completely involved with the deep characters and rich setting. I thought to myself, "Dang, now I have to read the whole series." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana | 4/30/2011

    " I was somewhat surprised at how well I liked this. A lot of fantasy fiction is not worth reading but I did enjoy this one. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan (1948-2007) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. After returning from Vietnam, he received an undergraduate degree in physics, and he was later employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977. He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor. He is most known for his Wheel of Time series.

About the Narrators

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received thirty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.